Inside the Pentagon - October 12, 2017

Pentagon proposes phased takeover of background investigations

Justin Doubleday   | October 11, 2017
The Pentagon is poised to manage background investigations for military personnel, civilians and contractors under a new plan proposed to Congress, but industry groups have lined up to oppose the move. Taking over from the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department would assume responsibility for the background investigations of all DOD-affiliated personnel in three phases over a 36-month period, according to an Aug. 22 report to Congress obtained by Inside Defense . The implementation plan was required by the...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the Trump administration puts its stamp on defense policy, planning and procurement.

Log in to access this content.